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MAESA Episcopal Schools Day Celebration

Today, our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students traveled down to the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. to take part in the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal School Association's (MAESA) Episcopal Schools Day Celebration.

CES was one of only two schools invited to perform today! With our CES banner flying high, our students sang "Lord of the Harvest" and celebrated with 14 other mid-Atlantic Episcopal schools and their 850 students present at the Cathedral today.

October 10, 2018

~ Cardinal Character Trait: Patience ~
"Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness.
But to keep going when the going is hard and slow, that is patience."


The Cardinal
In This Issue
Truck Touch this Weekend!
Preschool Picnic POSTPONED
Middle School Dance
Grandparents' Day
BoxTops for Education
CEC St. Francis Flock Events
CEC Bargain Box
Pep Rally Pictures
In the Week Ahead
MAESA Episcopal Schools Day Celebration 10:00am

Finance Committee Meeting 4:30pm
10/11: Enrichment: Karate

Soccer Game @ Barnesville School
    3:30pm - Boys 
    4:30pm - Girls 
10/12: Enrichment: Ceramics
10/13: CES Truck Touch Rockville 11:00am-2:00pm
10/15: 5th Grade Brass Rubbings Workshop 9:30-11:00am

8th Grade Shakespeare Theatre Workshop
10/16: Enrichment: Engineering

Enrichment: Origami

Faculty Committee Meetings 3:30-4:30pm
10/17: Soccer Game @ Mark Twain Field
    3:00pm - Boys 
    4:00pm - Girls 

Click for calendar details

A Message from the Head of School:

Dear CES Families,

Today I received a video clip from Leslie,  my daughter, of my granddaughter, Dylan, playing the game, "Where is Dylan?"  The problem is that she only covers one eye! So, what you see is this chubby hand covering up one eye, a big blue eye looking right at you, and a very serious little face.  When Leslie asks her, "Where is Dylan?" she pulls her hand away from that one eye with a big smile on her face, as if she is saying, "Aren't you happy that you found me?" It's hilarious and ridiculous all at the same time.  But, sweet Dylan is SO proud.

It reminded me of what I see at CES everyday.  Students from preschool through eighth grade, spend everyday here trying to do something new and different.  Sometimes it looks ridiculous (and endearing); sometimes it is incredibly frustrating (for them and for the adults); and sometimes it is a moment of unbridled joy and pride.  It is such a privilege to be in a daily setting in which I have the opportunity to see transformational change in almost every student. If I don't see it in your child today, I am pretty much guaranteed that I will have the opportunity at some point during the week.

When the journey seems tough, or raising children seems like an endless job, try to remember that each day is an opportunity for unbridled joy at learning or accomplishing something new.  And, seeing the journey through the eyes (or just one eye) of your child, will remind you of all the growing and learning that has taken place. It is a miraculous process, and when we take the time to watch it, to truly allow ourselves to SEE it, you cannot be anything but amazed.

With love and gratitude,

Caroline Chapin, Ed. D.

Truck Touch
October 13th,  11:00am - 2:00pm
rain or shine!
This will be our BIGGEST and BEST TRUCK TOUCH yet!

Please use the SignUpGenius link to select a time when you can lend a hand.
Volunteers receive FREE ADMISSION!

Truck Touch   Truck Touch

Come see the 25+ vehicles that will fill our parking lot:
Fire trucks & police vehicles
Tow truck
Moving van
Cement mixers & dump trucks
UPS & USPS trucks
"Toxic" Monster Truck
Waste Management (clean) trash truck
Handicap-accessible van with wheelchair lift
MD-National Capital Park Police horse trailer
Story House Trolley
and many, many more!

Refreshments available for purchase from  Tomato Flyer Pizza Co.  and  Kona Ice  trucks, as well as popcorn and hot cocoa from our CES Admissions booth.

Preschool Picnic Postponed

Tomorrow's Preschool Picnic has been postponed due to the weather forecast. It will now be held on  Thursday, October 18th
from 5:30 to 7:00pm on the Preschool Playground.

We hope you will join us!

Middle School Galaxy Dance
Meteoric Rock!
Friday, October 19th

Water and out-of-this-world  snacks
will be  provided,
and we have an interstellar DJ
to spin tunes for the night!

Click HERE for more details
and the permission slip.

Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day
November 20, 2018
New Format & Registration
New Schedule:
7:30am - The Murdock Room opens
8:00am - Guests move to classrooms
9:00am - Continental Breakfast in the Murdock Room
9:45am - Guests leave the Murdock Room and move to Christ Episcopal Church
10:00am - Chapel Service & Student Performance
11:30am - Early Dismissal

BoxTops for Education

Have you been clipping Boxtops? The next submission deadline is coming up at the end of the month, so please bring yours in by October 24th.

Thank you!

CEC St. Francis Flock 
Animal Welfare Ministry
Upcoming Events

I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you  and every living creature of all flesh.
-Genesis 9:15

Mark your calendars for the  Pet Memorial Service at 5:00pm on Sunday, November 18, 2018, in the Church. Please join us in celebrating the lives of our beloved pets who are no longer with us. It is a unique, moving, and tremendously healing way to honor and remember our animal companions, God's gift to us. Please submit a .jpeg photo of your pet or pets - whether recently passed or long ago remembered - for inclusion in our slideshow during the service. Email your photo(s) with your pet's first/last name to Lori Nicely at by November 4. For more information contact Lori at 703-869-9572.

Please join us! All are welcome!
St. Francis Flock Animal Welfare Ministry
Christ Episcopal Church
107 South Washington St.
Rockville, MD 20850

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Looking for some great stuff for a creative Halloween costume? The Bargain Box has ready-to-wear costumes, plus lots of items you can use to make your own unique outfit, as well as wonderful decorations, all at our Bargain prices. If you present a Rockville Rewards card, the bargains will be even better!

Our thrift and consignment shop is located at 398 Hungerford Drive, just a few blocks from CES, and is open Mon. - Sat., 10:00am-4:30pm. All profits fund outreach projects in the community and diocese.

Information: 301-762-2242

You never know what you will find at the Bargain Box!

"We've got spirit, yes we do!
We've got spirit, how 'bout YOU!?"

We had so much fun during Spirit Week last week. A special thank you to the PA for organizing the week and providing donuts during Thursday's pep rally! 

Pep Rally 2018
Boys Soccer Team
Pep Rally 2018
Dr. Chapin and Comet the Cardinal!
Pep Rally 2018
Girls Soccer Team
Pep Rally 2018
Some enthusiastic cheerleaders from Lower School!

Pep Rally 2018
This is the last pep rally at CES for our 8th grade soccer players!

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